Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to the optic nerve, the most important nerve for proper eye function and vision. The optic nerve is what connects the brain to the eye, playing a crucial role in converting light into images to tell the brain what we see. Damage to the optic nerve can greatly affect a person’s ability to see, potentially resulting in blindness. The eye produces fluid inside the eye, and this watery fluid normally drains through a drainage port. But sometimes, it can’t or doesn’t drain, the fluid builds up and puts pressure on the optic nerve, which can cause glaucoma and other vision problems. You may not know that chiropractic care in the Grass Valley and Nevada City can help improve vision, even for those with glaucoma.
Let’s look at 4 ways that chiropractic care is beneficial for those with glaucoma.
Prevention is Key
Glaucoma is a disease that doesn’t show signs or symptoms until the disease is well advanced. Unless an exam reveals glaucoma most never realize they have glaucoma until the vision problems show and the damage is irreversible. Regular chiropractic care to a Grass Valley chiropractor with a focus on correction and balancing, has shown promise when it comes to reversing vision problems. More than that, a habit of regular lifelong chiropractic care for overall health can prevent glaucoma before it can get to the advanced damaging stages and can help avoid the onset of this avoidable condition.
The Body Brain Connection
The central nervous system, including the brain and the spinal cord, is responsible for monitoring and regulating how the body functions. Spinal misalignments cause nerve interference that disrupts communication between the brain and the body. Glaucoma and other vision problems can be linked to this nerve interference that stems from spinal misalignments. Dr. Bill Berkowitz will carefully assess the spine and perform gentle chiropractic adjustments to remove spinal misalignments, restoring communication between the brain and the body, thus improving the function of the optic nerve.
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is another leading cause of glaucoma. High blood pressure can also elevate the pressure in the eye. Studies have shown that chiropractic care can lower blood pressure and reduce pressure on the optic nerve before permanent damage can occur.
Chiropractic works with the body to help it return to a state of balance. It does this by correcting areas of nerve tension and interference that disrupt the communication between the brain and the body. In a state of balance the body is better able to do what it naturally does, regulate and heal.
A case study in the literature showed that chiropractic care had a profound impact in improving vision in someone with severe glaucoma related vision deficits.
Bringing more than 3 decades of practice experience, Dr. Bill Berkowitz focuses on balancing and corrective care, applying his expertise to provide patients with predictable, repeatable and measurable results.
Dr. Bill consistently strives to enhance the well-being of his patients by addressing the root imbalances of their problems and promoting optimal balance, alignment, and function of the spine and nervous system. His commitment to delivering corrective chiropractic care has earned him a reputation for excellence among both colleagues and patients alike.
Bill’s wealth of knowledge and experience has allowed him to develop a nuanced understanding of the human body and its intricate connections. With each adjustment, he supports the body in returning to a state of balance that goes beyond mere symptom relief, focusing instead on long-term correction for his patients’ well-being.
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